lower classˌlower ˈclass noun [countable] (also lower classes [plural])old-fashionedSSCLASS IN SOCIETY the social class that has less money, power, or education than anyone else. This is now considered offensive. → working class, middle class, upper class —lower-class adjective
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lower class• Then you got the beatnik, maybe a lower class of person.• In college he loved a young girl of a lower class and ruined her; she died a suicide.• Well, maybe, they could be, for once, treated just like their lower class brothers the football fans.• Consequently, we propose to lower classsizes to 25 in the first three grades.• His wife died from being too lower class.